communality

noun

com·​mu·​nal·​i·​ty ˌkäm-yu̇-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce communality (audio)
plural communalities
1
: communal state or character
2
: a feeling of group solidarity

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These differing statuses have a significant effect not only on their communality but also their wealth. Kojo Koram, The New Republic, 18 Sep. 2022 The melody is community, communality, friendships, family, predictability. Hannah Farrow, Field & Stream, 14 Sep. 2020 Anyone who has been part of the electronic dance scene knows that its heart lies in communality and physical closeness. The Economist, 14 Aug. 2020 But now, that sense of communality has disappeared. Judith Graham, CNN, 25 May 2020 This sense of communality, which led her to be one of Ireland’s finest poets, was essentially a woman’s feeling. The Economist, 14 May 2020 Neuman, who grew up partly in a kibbutz, had dazzled private investors with his vision of creating workspaces that foster communality and cater to the overall well-being of its members. Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2019 The oppressive communality of the open plan has fueled the backlash, as has constant connectedness. Elizabeth Anne Hartman, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2017 Elevate your own value system above any sense of communality and others will do the same. Jon Mooallem, WIRED, 22 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of communality was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Communality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/communality. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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